we screened and discussed the acclaimed Japanese movie Princess Mononoke (PG-13), exploring the role of people, the environment, and learning something about Japanese mythology. The film is set in a fantasy world loosely based on the late Muromachi period, Japan. The story follows a young Emishi warrior’s involvement in a struggle between forest gods and the humans who consume its resources. It is a story of ecological devastation brought on by human advancement. Dubbed and adapted to English by Miramax, this animated movie was directed by Hayao Miyazaki and won Best Picture in the Japan Academy Prize. Critics have described the film as having the soul of a romantic epic with lush tones and full-blooded characterization.